Why is Ushuaia worth visiting? – Tanakar

Why is Ushuaia worth visiting?


If you have been looking forward to visiting Patagonia for a long time and could not decide whether to visit the marine fauna of the Atlantic coast or a destination in the Andes Mountains, Ushuaia has both and much more.

This city is located about 3,000 km from Buenos Aires, at the southern tip of the American continent, on Tierra del Fuego Island. It is also located on the northern coast of the Beagle Channel, a natural passage that connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and at the foot of the Andes Mountains.

Thanks to this, Ushuaia becomes a unique place in Argentina unique place in Argentina because you can find a landscape of mountains, valleys, lakes, peat bogs and also the sea. Within reach without having to travel long distances.

It is worth mentioning that this destination was among the 5 most chosen by Argentines thanks to the Previaje program. At the same time, tourists from all over the world come to Ushuaia in search of pristine landscapes, adventure and quality services. Now we tell you: Why is Ushuaia worth visiting?


Tierra del Fuego National Park


Ushuaia’s main attraction is the Tierra del Fuego National Park.which is located only 8 km from the city. One of the emblematic places is the end of National Route N 3 in Lapataia Bay, which is part of the Panamerican Route. Travelers from all over the world arrive here to finish or begin their trip through the American continent. There are also other places to visit and observe rivers, Lake Acigami, bays and peat bogs. It has a visitor’s center inside, a cafeteria and four camping sites. For those who love hiking, the park has more than 10 trails of varying difficulty and length that can be done during the day.

Beagle Channel


If you are an animal lover and want to observe them in their natural habitat I recommend you to navigate the
Beagle Channel
. Unlike other Patagonian cities that are located at the foot of a lake such as El Calafate or San Carlos de Bariloche,
Ushuaia is located on a bioceanic channel that allows the observation of birds and marine mammals. In addition, Tierra del Fuego is located in the middle of Patagonia and Antarctica, so it is possible to see fauna from both regions, such as cormorants, sea lions, sea lions, sea scoters, seagulls, terns, petrels and albatrosses.

Also in the Beagle Channel is the only accessible penguin rookery in Argentina where two species of penguins can be observed: the Magellanic penguin, which also nests in continental Patagonia, and the Gentoo penguinThe Magellanic penguin, which also nests in continental Patagonia, and the Gentoo penguin, which is only found in Antarctica, Malvinas and other sub-Antarctic islands.

During the navigation you will hear about the fantastic stories of the canoeists, explorers and wolfmen who sailed the cold waters of the Beagle Channel and photograph the emblematic Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse.




Another of the things that makes this destination incredible is that you can be on the coast of the sea and in 2 hours of walking reach high mountain environments. Hiking or trekking is a growing practice in Tierra del Fuego. There is a great diversity of trails that run along the coast of the Beagle Channel, reaching waterfalls, lagoons, glaciers or mountain peaks.

Tierra del Fuego in depth


Another of the alternatives that Ushuaia offers to enjoy nature from within to enjoy nature from the inside is to travel with four-wheel drive vehicles on off-road tours.. The advantage of this excursion is that the groups are small, they go through places that can only be reached by 4×4 trucks. The trail crosses through an ancient forest of lengas and ñires, where you may find dams built by beavers until you reach the shore of Lake Fagnano (Khami). The excursion is crowned with lunch in a shelter in the middle of the forest.


Fuegian gastronomy


When it comes to food, in Ushuaia you will find a great diversity of restaurants where you can delight yourself with the
a crustacean that is caught in the same waters of the Beagle Channel. Its soft pink flesh has a very mild taste. Another of the most luxurious dishes that you will find on the menu is the Patagonian toothfish brought from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Also for seafood lovers, you can taste seafood, sea urchin and sea bass.

Ushuaia Market

Another of the most popular dishes among Argentines is the lamb a lamb on the stakebrought from the cattle ranches in the north of the country, but don’t forget to try the trout, such as the one fished in the rivers of Tierra del Fuego.

If you have a sweet tooth, we recommend you to try the jam or ice cream made from calafatea typical fruit of the region. Or desserts and cakes of rhubarba plant brought by the first English immigrants.


Winter in Ushuaia


This magnificent destination can be enjoyed all year round but winter in Ushuaia is very unique. Since has the longest snow season in the country. Here you can make
winter activities
from the end of June to the beginning of October. While many visitors come to the End of the World to ski or snowboard at Cerro Castor, there is also a great diversity of activities to have fun in the snow. In the inland valleys surrounded by snow-capped mountains, in addition to learning how to cross-country ski, you can also go on excursions that combine snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dog sledding.

Cerro Castor



At the beginning of the 20th century, being located at the southern tip of the American continent, on an island surrounded by the icy waters of the oceans and with no population nearby, it was an ideal place to found a penal colony. Many tourists are attracted to visit the prison most feared by prisoners 100 years ago.. In addition to taking the End of the World Train on the way to the National Park.This train travels the last 7 km that the prisoners’ train used to travel when they went to cut firewood in the forest, regardless of the inclemency of the place.

Ushuaia really stands out for its immeasurable beauty and the diversity of activities to do. It is a tourist destination prepared for all ages and can be visited at any time of the year.

These are some of the reasons why tourists from all over the world visit us. The rest we leave for you to discover on your next vacation here at the End of the World.

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